For the record: 16/03/2009
Monday 16 March 2009
"Advertising markets remain very depressed, with revenues to date in 2009 35.9 per cent below those for 2008" – Johnston Press reveals news of the greatest revenue fall in its history.
A campaign is afoot to scupper the chances of Rebekah Wade and 'The Sun' at the British Press Awards this month. Judges have been lobbied by Bronagh Miskelly, editor of 'Community Care', claiming 'The Sun's entry for 'Campaign of the Year' undermined the social work profession. The campaign, on the Baby P case, was "based on a misleading premise and amounted to what many social workers felt was a witch hunt against them", says Miskelly. One social worker was called "useless" in 31 articles.
Thanks a lot, Roy
During one of the most savage weeks of job cutting the sector has seen, the 'Guardian' pundit Roy Greenslade celebrated the bloodletting – which included lay-offs at Guardian Media Group – under the provocative headline "Raise your glasses – who cares if freesheets close by the dozen?" He apologised after an angry response and turned his attentions to Africa and a speech about the state of journalism there. "No need to starve. Refreshments and sandwiches are provided." Very sensitive.
The Arden way
Toni Anstruther, wife of the late, great Paul Arden, creative head of Saatchi's during its golden years, is to stage a series of exhibitions in his memory. Arden came up with such lines as "The Independent. It is. Are you?" and "The car in front is a Toyota". The first event is based on the title of his book 'Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite' and features work by students from Kingston College, Surrey, at the Arden & Anstruther gallery in Petworth, West Sussex, from 29 March. In May, the same gallery will show Arden's oil paintings.
Sack race is on
The industry could have done without a round-robin email from PRs Taylor Herring screaming "SOMEONE'S GOING TO GET FIRED". It turns out to be a reminder that Sir Alan Sugar and BBC1 controller Jay Hunt are launching the new series of 'The Apprentice'.
Syria conflict: President Assad finally turns on Isis as government steps up campaign against militant strongholds
Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
Iraq crisis: Islamic State's message to America - 'We will drown you all in blood'
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness
Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Audley Harrison meets Kellie Maloney: 'Was Kellie really the best you could come up with?'
- 1 Three of Pope Francis' relatives die in Argentina car crash, including two young great-nephews
- 2 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 3 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad with Jager and potatoes for vodka as campsite opens tomorrow
- 4 Here’s the damning letter Robin Williams wrote to his Mrs Doubtfire co-star's principal after they expelled her
- 5 Ferguson protests: 90-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein ‘arrested’ by police during St Louis demonstrations
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